March 2010

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OHRF supports research chair

The Ontario Horticultural Research Foundation has announced a $100,000 contribution toward a research chair at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) at the University of Guelph.

Federal government to ban fertilizer-pesticide products

The federal government announced a decision to “uncouple” fertilizer-pesticide combination products intended for lawn and turf uses.

Protective clothing essential on the job

Regulations require that a worker wear and use the protective clothing and equipment necessary to protect against hazards.

New weed killer expected this summer

If all goes according to plan, members of the lawn care industry will have a new weapon in an arsenal that was wiped out following the Ontario pesticide ban in April 2009.

Housing numbers continue to improve

According to Statistics Canada, housing sales and construction both continued the trend of increasing numbers.

TBG appoints new executive director

Toronto Botanical Garden’s new executive director Aldona Satterthwaite assumed the position on March 8.

Taskforce planned to fight emerald ash borer

The emerald ash borer (EAB) has been detected in four locations in the Niagara Region.

Industry wants education and certification as part of Toronto’s emission control plan

The meeting in early February provided an opportunity for LO members to express their opinions about the city’s proposal to reduce emissions from outdoor power equipment.

New turfgrass display garden at GTI

Warm season grasses will be planted in 2010.